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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Saggi
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Saggi 2015

Columbia Valley, Washington, United StatesThe 2015 will be the last Saggi (wisdom) made by Italian icons Ambrogio and Giovanni Folonari and it remains as big as a sangiovese can get, anywhere in the world. The Folonaris stepped back from the project in 2016 leaving the winemaking process to the highly talented in-house winemaker Gilles Nicault. Its intense cassis and black cherry nose spills onto the palate where the smoky, plummy, red fruit flecked with savoury, black licorice notes finishes soft and refined with small-grained silky tannins in place to carry this fresh wine through 2020. The blend is 62% sangiovese, 28% cabernet sauvignon, and 10% syrah all aged in French oak for 18 months (55% new). Like previous editions Saggi sangiovese is a blend of two vineyards: Candy Mountain lies in the Columbia Valley beside Red Mountain while the famed Boushey Vineyard sits in Yakima.Tasted: 03 November 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 77.99 private wine stores US 45.00 srp ON 85.00 Producer: Long Shadows VintnersDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Sangiovese - Cabernet Sauvignon - SyrahCSPC: 796573UPC: 808755004287